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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The 3-Lens Solution

Be prepared to work in any situation with an efficient set of high-quality optics that covers the majority of focal lengths


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3-Lens Kit Solutions
For Full-Frame DSLRs (also can be used on APS-C DSLRs) Elements/
Lens Groups
ED/
Aspher.
Elements
Min. Focus
Distance
Max.
Magnif.
Filter
Size
Dimensions
(inches)
Weight
(ounces)
Est. Street
Price
Canon EF 16-35mm ƒ/2.8L II USM 16/12 2/3 11 in. 0.22X 82mm 3.5x4.4 22.4 $1,699
Canon EF 17-40mm ƒ/4L USM 12/9 1/3 10.8 in. 0.24X 77m 3.3x3.8 17.6 $839
Canon EF 24-70mm ƒ/2.8L USM 16/13 1/3 15 in. 0.29X 77mm 3.3x4.9 33.5 $1,399
Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II USM 23/19 6/0 3.9 ft. 0.21X 77mm 3.5x7.8 52.6 $2,499
Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L USM 18/15 4/0 4.9 ft. 0.16X 77mm 3.3x7.6 34.6 $1,449
Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/4L IS USM 20/15 3/0 3.9 ft. 0.21X 67mm 3.0x6.8 26.8 $1,349
Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/4L USM 16/13 3/0 3.9 ft. 0.21X 67mm 3.0x6.8 25.0 $709
Nikon AF-S 14-24mm ƒ/2.8G ED 14/11 2/3 10.8 in. 0.15X —** 3.8x5.2 34.2 $1,999
Nikon AF-S 16-35mm ƒ/4G ED VR 17/12 2/3 10.8 in. 0.25X 77mm 3.2x4.9 24.0 $1,259
Nikon AF-S 17-35mm ƒ/2.8D IF-ED 13/10 2/3 10.8 in. 0.22X 77mm 3.2x4.2 26.3 $1,955
Nikon AF-S 24-70mm ƒ/2.8D IF-ED 15/11 3/3 10.8 in. 0.27X 77mm 3.3x5.2 31.7 $1,889
Nikon AF-S 24-85mm ƒ/2.8-4D IF 15/11 Y* 14.4 in. 0.17X 72mm 3.1x3.2 19.2 $744
Nikon AF-S 70-200mm ƒ/2.8G ED VR II 21/16 7/0 4.6 ft. 0.25X 77mm 3.4x8.1 54.3 $2,399
Nikon AF 80-200mm ƒ/2.8D ED 16/11 3/0 4.9 ft. 0.24X 77mm 3.4x7.4 45.9 $1,225
Sigma 12-24mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II 17/13 5/4 11 in. 0.16X —** 3.3x4.7 23.6 $829
Sigma 24-70mm ƒ/2.8 IF EX DG HSM 14/12 3/3 15 in. 0.19X 82mm 3.5x3.7 27.9 $899
Sigma 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 EX DG APO HSM II 18/15 4/0 39 in. 0.29X 77mm 3.4x7.3 48.3 $799
Sigma 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 EX DG OS HSM 22/17 5/0 55.1 in. 0.13X 77mm 3.4x7.8 50.4 $1,399
Sony Zeiss 16-35mm ƒ/2.8 17/13 2/3 11 in. 0.24X 77mm 3.4x4.5 30.3 $1,899
Sony Zeiss 24-70mm ƒ/2.8 17/13 2/2 11 in. 0.25X 77mm 3.3x4.4 35.1 $1,799
Sony 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 G-Series 19/16 4/0 11 in. 0.21X 77mm 3.5x7.8 45.8 $1,999
Tamron SP AF28-75mm ƒ/2.8 XR Di 16/14 Y* 13 in. 0.26X 67mm 2.9x3.6 18.0 $499
Tamron SP AF70-200mm ƒ/2.8 Di 18/13 NA 37.4 in. 0.32X 77mm 3.5x7.6 40.6 $769
Tokina AT-X 16-28mm ƒ/2.8 PRO FX 15/13 3/3 11 in. 0.19X —** 3.5x5.3 33.5 $899
Tokina AT-X 17-35mm ƒ/4 PRO FX 13/12 2/1 11 in. 0.21X 82mm 3.5x3.7 21.1 $729
For APS-C DSLRs
Canon EF-S 10-22mm ƒ/3.5-4.5 USM 13/10 1/3 9.5 in. 0.17X 77mm 3.3x3.5 13.6 $859
Canon EF-S 17-55mm ƒ/2.8 IS USM 19/12 2/3 13.8 in. 0.17X 77mm 3.3x3.4 22.8 $1,179
Nikon AF-S DX 10-24mm ƒ/3.5-5.6G ED 14/9 2/3 9.5 in. 0.20X 77mm 3.3x3.4 16.2 $899
Nikon AF-S DX 12-24mm ƒ/4G IF-ED 11/7 2/3 12 in. 0.12X 77mm 3.2x3.5 16.4 $1,224
Nikon AF-S DX 17-55mm ƒ/2.8G IF-ED 14/10 3/3 14.4 in. 0.20X 77mm 3.4x4.4 26.6 $1,539
Pentax DA 12-24mm ƒ/4.0ED AL (IF) 13/11 ½ 12 in. 0.12X 77mm 3.3x3.4 15.2 $699
Pentax DA* 16-45mm ƒ/4.0 ED AL 13/11 ½ 12 in. 0.12X 77mm 3.3x3.4 15.2 $699
Pentax DA 12-24mm ƒ/4.0ED AL (IF) 13/11 ½ 11 in. 0.26X 67mm 2.8x3.6 12.9 $379
Pentax DA* 16-50mm ƒ/2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM 13/12 Y* 11.9 in. 0212X 77mm 3.3x3.9 19.8 $899
Pentax DA 17-70mm ƒ/4 AL (IF) SDM 17/12 Y* 11 in. 0.31X 67mm 3.0x3.7 17.1 $479
Pentax DA* 50-135mm ƒ/2.8 ED (IF) SDM 18/14 Y* 39.6 in. 0.17X 67mm 3.0x5.4 24.2 $899
Sigma 10-20mm ƒ/3.5 EX DC HSM 14/10 Y* 9.4 in. 0.15X 82mm 3.4x3.5 18.3 $649
Sigma 10-20mm ƒ/4-5.6 EX DC HSM 13/10 3/3 9.4 in. 0.15X 77mm 3.3x3.2 16.4 $479
Sigma 17-50mm ƒ/2.8 EX DC OS HSM 17/13 2/3 11 in. 0.20X 77mm 3.3x3.6 19.9 $669
Sigma 17-70mm ƒ/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM 17/13 1/3 8.7 in. 0.37X 72mm 3.1x3.5 18.4 $469
Sigma 18-50mm ƒ/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM 16/12 2/3 11.8 in. 0.24X 67mm 2.9x3.5 13.9 $199
Sigma 50-150mm ƒ/2.8 EX DC OS HSM 21/15 6/0 31.5 in. 0.16X 77mm 3.4x7.8 TBA TBA
Sony DT 11-18mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 15/12 Y/3* 9.6 in. 0.13X 77mm 3.4x3.3 12.7 $699
Sony DT 16-50mm ƒ/2.8 16/13 Y* 12 in. 0.20X 72mm 3.3x3.5 20.4 $699
Tamron SP AF10-24mm ƒ/3.5-4.5 Di II 12/9 Y* 9.4 in. 0.20X 77mm 3.1x3.9 14.3 $499
Tamron SP AF17-50mm ƒ/2.8 XR Di II VC 19/14 Y* 11.4 in. 0.21X 72mm 3.1x3.7 20.2 $649
Tamron SP AF17-50mm ƒ/2.8 XR Di II 16/13 Y* 10.6 in. 0.22X 67mm 2.9x3.2 15.2 $499
Tokina AT-X 11-16mm ƒ/2.8 PRO DX 13/11 NA 11.7 in. 0.09X 77mm 3.3x3.5 19.7 $719
Tokina AT-X 12-24mm ƒ/4 PRO DX II 13/11 Y* 11.8 in. 0.13X 77mm 3.5x3.5 19.0 $599
Tokina AT-X 16.5-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 DX 15/9 2/3 19.7 in. 0.19X 77mm 3.5x3.1 21.5 $299
For Four Thirds System DSLRs
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm ƒ/4.0 18/12 Y* 9.8 in. 0.11X —** 3.4x4.7 27.5 $1.799
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 11-22mm ƒ/2.8-3.5 12/10 Y* 11 in. 0.13X 72mm 3.0x3.6 17.1 $799
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm ƒ/2.8-4.0 SWD 14/10 Y* 9.8 in. 0.28X 72mm 3.1x3.9 20.3 $999
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-35mm ƒ/2.0 SWD 18/17 Y* 13.7 in. 0.12X 77mm 3.4x4.8 31.7 $2.299
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-54mm ƒ/2.8-3.5 15/11 Y* 8.6 in. 0.26X 67mm 2.9x3.5 15.5 $599
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm ƒ/2.0 21/18 Y* 54.6 in. 0.09X 77mm 3.8x8.4 58.1 $2.499
Chart footnotes: *Y indicates that the lens has ED and/or Aspherical elements, but the manufacturers do not detail the specific number of those elements.
**The lens is not threaded for filters.


 

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